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December Daily 2010 | Cover Option Two Step By Step (+ Free Title Download)

My second December Daily cover option is much simpler than the first.

I started with two pieces of recycled chipboard that were actually the back of this page of Anna Griffin pattern paper. Any chipboard will do. Cut to 6 inches x 8 inches.

Paint the chipboard with gesso or white paint on both sides. Cut two pieces of specialty paper (still working on a source for this paper - I purchased it at my local art supply store: Oregon Art Supply). I cut mine larger than 6x8 so that I could trim it after adhering. You might want to check out your local art supply store to see if they have something similar or use some other paper you have on hand.

Adhere the paper using gel medium. To apply the gel medium I paint it in an even layer onto the chipboard and then use a brayer to smooth the paper onto the chipboard.

For the title I created a circle digital element. Print on cream cardstock and punch (I used this circle punch).

Merry Christmas! I'm happy to share this fun little circle title with you for your own album. The file download includes a single PNG file and a PDF that includes 12, 1.75 inch circles on the page. They would also make nice gift tags.

DOWNLOAD HERE: AEdwards_25DecemberTitle

For a little decoration on my title I added Christmas Red Stickles inside the lines of the 25.

Adhere it to the cover using a tape runner.

I set a 7gypsies glass knob on the cover - it's not attached yet because I couldn't get the back off (really easy to do generally - it screws in after punching a hole with a crop-a-dile). I'm not sure if those 7gypsies knobs are still available but I know that Tim has some new ones here.

This is most likely the cover I'll go with this year. It feels nice and clean and simple - similar to the rest of the design throughout the album. I've been wanting to use this white paper on a project for awhile now.

For a full list of December Daily posts go here.


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  1. K says…
    10/13/2010

    love the cover - simple and elegant. Thank you for the download!

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  2. ale says…
    10/13/2010

    love this cover!!!
    thanks for the freebie!

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  3. Suzi says…
    10/13/2010

    Ali - love your design for the 2010 DD! Thanks for the download and I'm looking forward to making my 3rd book this December. You are very inspiring! Thanks!

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  4. cat123 says…
    10/13/2010

    so lovely !!!! love this cover !!!

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  5. Vicki says…
    10/13/2010

    Thanks for the download! I love the simplicity of it.
    Could someone please let me know how they opened it...everytime I try to open it, it says there is unreadable content? something simple I'm sure, but driving me nuts :)
    Thanks to all

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    1. Ali says…
      10/15/2010

      Did you get it opened Vicki?

  6. marlene filipiuk says…
    10/13/2010

    thanks so much for the download!!! love the album cover! :)

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  7. Danielle Galindo says…
    10/13/2010

    Thank you for the download and inspiration :)

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  8. Sherry says…
    10/13/2010

    Ali,

    I was at my local office supply store and they have that white paper in stock. It is called Beehive White SB2530 by Black Ink Creative International Papers. You can email Mark@Bettoffice.com and he'll hook you up with some paper.

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    1. Ali says…
      10/15/2010

      Oh thanks Sherry!

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    10/14/2010

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  10. Fidji says…
    10/17/2010

    thanks for the downloawd ! i love it and tuto so !
    Fidji de Champagne en France

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  11. jill says…
    10/19/2010

    ty!

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  12. Kristin says…
    10/19/2010

    This is the best Christmas present ever!

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  13. Carole says…
    10/25/2010

    Beautiful cover! Thanks for the title download.

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  14. Carole says…
    10/25/2010

    This paper looks quite similar to the circle paper you used:

    Thai Pulp on Mulberry
    Beehive White
    TP-2530

    Another one I liked:

    Whimzy - White
    TP-2520

    I ordered both papers tonight from this company (they have a minimun order of $20 before shipping):

    http://www.phoenixartsupply.com

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    1. Carole says…
      10/25/2010

      Sorry about the typo - that should bne minimum.

  15. Sharon says…
    11/02/2010

    Hi Ali - I did this cover but have a quick question = did you attach the knob and then cover the inside cover over it? I found the paper thanks to your supplier - they were wonderful and such a tremendous help in providing me with resources locally for the paper. Love Love Love this project and thank you so much.

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  16. tina fellman says…
    11/02/2010

    love the Christmas cover and the free download...I am very excited, this is my first year ever to do the December daily. I just recently made the design team for our local scrap store. I am very excited and interested to learn a lot of different techniques in the scrapping world. Thanks Ali for all the inspiration that you have given me!!!!

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  17. Stephani G says…
    11/30/2010

    For the knobs on the cover, how big is it? I am nearly finished putting my album together and was wondering, would a traditional knob found at Home Depot, etc. do the trick? I checked Tim Holtz' site, but didnt' see dimensions.

    Thanks Ali!

    So, having fun this first time around on the December daily! On maternity leave, I decided to be as frugal as possible and went crazy in my stash. In place of the Hambly clear pages, I used the clear pages you buy at office stores for bind-it machines - the heaviest guage - I normally use it for embossing, but it worked well here. Pretty happy with the results. Even tied in some Christmas fabric for a few pages, just to have a twist on the transparency thing. I had some organza that is a neat twist. Ran a rolled edge around the edges and made button holes for the holes. Pretty cute.

    I only had a few pages of transparencies and wanted to get the thing together to enjoy the process day by day. With 4 kids, I am so proud to have a project to enjoy! It really is doable - I think I am ready to go tomorrow! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me some inspiration to capture the coming month!

    You really are the greatest Ali!

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